MF 2015: Svensktoppen Nästa participants announced
The eight finalists of Sweden’s Svensktoppen Nästa contest have been announced yesterday with their songs also released. The winner of the contest will participate in the Swedish Eurovision national selection, Melodifestivalen next year.
A total of 130 participants took part in the selection rounds of the contest, hosted by Sweden’s most popular P4 radio station. A professional jury cut down the numbers of participants from 130 to only 25 regional finalists, out of which the final eight were chosen. Carolina Norén, Wharf Kindvall, Rita Jernquist, Kerstin Behrendtz, Christer Björkman (SVT) and Maths Broborg (Sveriges Radio) make up the jury. The eight finalists are:
Bullock Hearts – Bells & Whistles
Stephanie Quint – If forever means forever
Last Trees – Ways of Growing Old
Kalle Johansson – Den där dan
Elsa Martinsson – Alive
MORGAN FÄRM – Honung
Rebecca Fredriksson – When The blackbirds sing
DID YOU KNOW?
Svensktoppen Nästa is a Swedish summer pop contest which has been held since 2007. Since 2012 the winner of the contest has been offered a place in the Melodifestivalen national selection. They include Therese Fredenwall in 2013 and Eko this year.